Las Vegas Water Parks

Las Vegas Water Parks

Good news for all the water aficionados in Las Vegas. After more than 9 years Water Parks in Las Vegas are back.

Attraction
Name
Attraction
Type
Location Distance
from
Strip
Cost Attraction
Duration
Time Ages
(min)
(recom)
Fun
Value sorted desc
Educ'l
Value
 
Wet'n'Wild Water Park South Fort Apache Road Off the strip $0
$29
Varies day None
3 to 16
high medium Details
Mandalay Bay Beach Hotel Beach Mandalay Bay On the Strip $20
$30
Varies day 48 inches tall
4 to 16
high medium Details
Las Vegas Wet Indoor Water Park Water Park NA Off the strip $0
$0
Varies daynight NA
5 to 16
high low Details
Cambridge Recreation Center and Water Park Water Park 3930 Cambridge Street Off the Strip $1
$3
Varies day None
4 to 14
medium medium Details
Paradise Community Center and Water Park water park 4775 McLeod Off the Strip $1
$3
Varies day none
4 to 12
medium medium Details
Parkdale Community Center and Water Park Water Park 3200 Ferndale Street Off the Strip $0
$0
Varies day None
4 to 14
medium medium Details
Hollywood Aquatic Center Water Park 1550 S. Hollywood Off the Strip $0
$0
Varies day None
4 to 14
medium medium Details
Gondola Ride Boat Ride / Water Park Venetian On the strip $16
$16
14 minutes daynight None
3 to 14
medium medium Details
Walnut Water Park Water Park 3075 North Walnut Off the Strip $1
$3
Varies day None
4 to 14
medium medium Details
Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility Water Park 8275 Spring Mountain Road Off the Strip $1
$3
Varies day None
4 to 14
medium medium Details



Las Vegas Water Parks

Written by: Tina J.



Good news for all water aficionados in Vegas. Large water parks in Las Vegas are back after a nine year wait.

Wet 'n' Wild Water Park and Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas are both slated to open in two different parts of Vegas in May of 2013. Add those to the Las Vegas Water Park collection of a smaller nature that is spread around the valley at various community centers and hotels and we are ready to take the plunge!

Las Vegans know that we cannot survive the summer without some quality pool time but in this economy, it is not always feasible to have your own pool. That is why having a water park in Las Vegas is the perfect solution for summer burn out and those located in neighborhoods throughout the city are just right for family entertainment. Cambridge Recreation Center & Water Park, Paradise Community Center & Water Park, Parkdale Community Center & Water Park, Walnut Water Park, Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility and Hollywood Aquatic Center are all great community located water parks with pools, spraying toys for the children to run through and slides.

These parks provide activities for all ages at a very reasonable price. I spent countless hours at the community pool when I was growing up and it is nice to see that this tradition is returning to our families with the addition of some amenities that make it more fun and updated.

However, as a Vegas native, one of the best parts of growing up in Vegas was saving my allowance so that we could beg a ride off one of our parents to the Wet n Wild water park down on the Las Vegas strip. It seemed like a perfect fit that one of the hottest cities in the country (weather and otherwise) would sport an outdoor water park and kids, teens and families flocked there every day of the week until it closed in 2004.

Now that I am raising my own family here in Vegas, I long for more family friendly activities and the addition of two large water parks is very exciting. I have been spending time and money to plan vacations in other states just so my family could visit water parks and now we will have one to choose from on either end of town!

The new Wet 'n' Wild water park in Summerlin is promising a load of fun for all ages. There will be 25 rides and slides with plenty of thrills for those who enjoy a little action and screams along with their fun, like twisting tubes and speed slides but there will be activities for the less adventurous too. There will be a play area for small children, a lazy river and the ever popular wave pool which provides the fun of crashing waves like a beach without the 6 hour drive to California or the sand in your shorts!

The other water park that is in the works for the Vegas area is Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, to be built in Henderson. There has been a lot of mystery around the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas Water Park, with little being revealed about all of the rides that are in store. This may be to keep us all in suspense and more interested in attending and, frankly, it is working!

Family friendly water parks in Las Vegas are bringing some good, clean fun back to our city and I am ready to head over for a place in line when the gates finally open.